Brian Scott-Smith Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Spotted In Connecticut By Brian Scott-Smith • 23 hours ago Photo courtesy of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station An invasive and damaging bug called the Spotted Lanternfly, originally from China and India, has been detected in Greenwich and West Haven. Conn. Agriculture Station Receives $3.2 Million FDA Grant To Research Food Defense By Brian Scott-Smith • Sep 15, 2020 Free-Photos from Pixabay The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station has received $3.2 million in funding from the FDA to research food defense projects covering human and animal food. New London Firefighters Receive $300K FEMA Grant By Brian Scott-Smith • Sep 3, 2020 Susan Haigh / Associated Press The New London Fire Department in Connecticut has been awarded a federal grant of just over $300,000 from FEMA. Sen. Blumenthal: Federal Government Needs To Help Entertainment Industry By Brian Scott-Smith • Sep 2, 2020 J. Scott Applewhite / AP U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and leaders of Connecticut’s entertainment industry gathered outside the city’s Bushnell Performing Arts Center this week to bring awareness to the state’s music and event venues impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Connecticut Port Authority Names John Henshaw As Executive Director By Brian Scott-Smith • Aug 19, 2020 Irwin Gratz / Maine Public Radio The Connecticut Port Authority has tapped John Henshaw as their new executive director, following the resignation of Evan Matthews amid investigations of financial irregularities at the organization.